William Bradley, 25, a student at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, was convicted of larceny after he took a computer that was delivered to the jail while he was serving a sentence for a separate case and concealed it behind some trash bins to be picked up later, the Kalamazoo Gazette reported Wednesday.
Bradley's actions were recorded by Kalamazoo County Jail security cameras.
Kalamazoo County Circuit Judge Gary Giguere Jr. said during the sentencing it was "the dumbest crime I've heard today."
"It may be in the top half dozen in my career," he said. "You need to get a handle on this theft thing. Your life of crime is not working out."
Bradley agreed with the judge.
"I'm not the best criminal," he admitted.